Legal Research Intern Position at the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre

by | Jul 2, 2018

Job Type: Legal Research Intern
Days per week: 4 days a week with one ‘work from home’ day
Duration: 4 Months
Start date: 3 September 2018

Job Description:

The Intern will be based within the Western Balkans team, working on rule of law and capacity building projects implemented in the region; in particular, there will be a heavy focus on the capacity building of judiciaries.

On a day to day basis, the Intern can expect to work on other distinct projects. For example, our regional European Human Rights Bulletin, Database, and assist with the drafting and editing of programme publications.

The internship will involve (non-exhaustive):

Legal research: European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence, human rights principles (specifically those of the ECHR), reports by Council of Europe and United Nations bodies, and academic commentary.

Drafting: Case summaries, narratives of ECHR articles, reports and publications to support the preparation of materials for training seminars, and background briefs/notes.

Supporting the Western Balkans team/the AIRE Centre at national and international events. International events may involve accompanying the legal team to seminars and conferences.

Administrative tasks: Keeping effective files and assisting the office/team with any ad-hoc tasks. As the AIRE Centre only has one support staff member, all interns are required to assist with administrative tasks as they arise.

All your legal work will be checked by your allocated supervisor.

There will be ample opportunity to sit down with your supervisor and review your work and internship. We also like to assist current Interns with their future career plans.

Essential Criteria:

A completed LL.B / GDL or equivalent

A firm understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights and its case-law

Excellent research and drafting skills

A high standard of both written and spoken English

The ability to work 4 days a week for a minimum of four months

Desirable Criteria:

  • A completed LL.M or MA in Law/Human Rights
  • A quick learner
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages
  • Familiarity with the legal reform process in the Western Balkans


All of our internships are unpaid. However, we do cover up to £12 of expenses e.g. travel or lunch for the days worked at the office.

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following documents to Sanjit Nagi ( by the 10 July 2018.

  • A recent C.V
  • Covering letter (maximum of one page)
  • A case summary of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Krsmanovic v. Serbia Application No. 19796/14 (a maximum of two pages)

Deadline for applications:

Interviews will be held in July/August (TBC)

Start date: Monday 3 September 2018

Location: Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London


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